The Exit

by Hermelinda Hernandez Monjaras


I need you to believe me.

I was made in the image of

our rapist. I exchange each

constellation above my chest. I

drink from the chalice engraved

with your cock that is older than

memory. I find a man who delivers

daffodils to a python. You and I eat

from the dark of its heart. I uncoil

my final goodbye. She says the exit

to life is through the body. I say

the body remembers twelve knots.


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